Presepsin Level Correlates with the Development of Moderate Coronary Artery Calcifications in Hemodialysis Patients: A Preliminary Cross-Section Design Study
Purpose: End-stage renal disease patients have a high mortality rate linked to cardiovascular complications, and one of these complications is vascular calcification. This study was performed to test if presepsin, an inflammatory marker, is a predictor of coronary arterycalcification (CAC) in hemodialysis (HD) patients.
Patients and Methods: This study was a cross-sectional design involving 48 HD patients and 13 control subjects. Coronary artery calcification score (CACs) was evaluated by a high resolution, ECG synchronized computed tomography of the heart using a CT calcium scoring. Presepsin and other laboratory analyses were performed on blood samples drawn before HD.